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Finding the right pump for the right application

Finding the right pump for the right application

Posted on 15 October 2020

Whether you’re looking for a mine pump, or food and beverage, there are a wide variety of pumps for a variety of applications. If you’re not sure what pump for what application, our Global Pumps team offer a few helpful hints…

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I need a chemical pump…

When it comes to selecting a chemical pump, it is crucial you consider the chemical compatibility of the materials of construction. Pumps suitable for harsh, corrosive chemicals include:

  • Air operated diaphragm pumps
  • Magnetic drive pumps / Centrifugal pumps
  • Drum pumps
  • Helical rotor pumps
  • Lobe pumps
  • Metering / dosing pumps
  • Peristaltic hose pumps

 

I’m looking for a food and beverage pump…

Food and beverage pumps must ensure the integrity of the product being pumped. This means they are capable of pumping gently, as well as constructed of hygienic materials such as stainless steel. Pumps for the food and beverage industry include:

  • Air operated diaphragm pumps
  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Drum pumps
  • Helical rotor pumps
  • Lobe pumps
  • Metering / dosing pumps
  • Peristaltic hose pumps

You can see how Global Pumps integrated a selection of food-grade pumps at family farm Beerenberg in the Adelaide Hills. Or discover how the peristaltic tube pump solved Gelista’s ripple challenge.

 

I’m looking for a mine pump…

Mine pumps need to be durable and reliable to withstand the arduous conditions of mine and quarry sites. Abrasive slurry can wear down parts and components if they are not fit-for-purpose. Pumps for the mining and quarry industry include:

  • Air operated diaphragm pumps
  • Magnetic drive pumps
  • Peristaltic hose pumps
  • Slurry pumps
  • Drum pumps
  • Helical rotor pumps
  • Air operated submersible pumps
  • Centrifugal Pump
  • Metering Pumps / Dosing Pumps
  • Multi-stage pumps
  • Submersible pumps
  • Trash pumps

 

I’m looking for a paint, print or packaging pump…

When it comes to pumps in the paint, print or packaging industry, pumps are required to handle ink, sludge and other solutions. The following pumps can handle such media and are commonly found in this industry:

  • Air operated diaphragm pumps
  • Helical rotor pumps
  • Lobe pumps
  • Metering / dosing pumps
  • Peristaltic hose pumps

 

I’m looking for a water and wastewater treatment pump…

Pumps are commonly used in the water and wastewater treatment industries for a multitude of applications, but most frequently dosing and metering treatment chemicals and reagents. They can also be used for sludge transfer and filter press feeds.

The following pumps are commonly installed for such applications:

  • Peristaltic hose pumps
  • Air operated diaphragm pumps

Global Water, a division of Global Pumps also offers the following water and wastewater equipment:

  • Pumping systems
  • Pump stations
  • Stormwater treatment
  • Wastewater treatment

 

If you work in an industry not listed here, give Global Pumps a call! Our team can advise of best practice is a wide range of industries. With over forty-years’ experience solving tough pumping challenges, you’re in safe hands with Global Pumps.

Tags: Pump selection, industrial pumps

NOT SURE WHERE TO START

Guide To Selecting the Best Pump

If you need some guidance on how to select the right pump then you’re not alone! There’s such a wide range of pumps in Australia, from centrifugal pumps to hose pumps to diaphragm pumps. The options available to you can make it a difficult choice, so we’ve created this special guide to help step you through the process of selecting the ideal pump for your requirements.

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